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Set Sail for a Great Future

At Florida National University (FNU), we understand your role as a Coast Guardsman (Active-Selected Reserve) and how important education is in assisting you on the career path. Whether it’s achieving the next rank or transitioning into the corporate world, education is the key to opening new doors. FNU offers fixed-affordable pricing for both onsite and distance learning education helping you to maximize your tuition assistance (TA).

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is authorized for Active Duty military and Reserve members affiliated with the Selected Reserve (SELRES). TA is authorized for courses leading to the first certificate, Associate, Bachelor, and Master’s degree. TA is not authorized for members pursuing additional degrees at the same or lower level regardless of how they received their first degree.

The Coast Guard will fund tuition costs, not to exceed $250.00 per semester hour, with an annual cap for reimbursement of $3,750.00 per member, and a lifetime credit limit of 130 semester hours for undergraduate and 40 semester hours for graduate.

Failure to pass a course with a “C” or higher for undergraduate courses, and a “B” or higher for graduate courses will require service member reimbursement of TA.

For detailed information visit this site: https://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/ETQC/VOLUNTARY-EDUCATION/Tuition-Assistance/

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Tuition Assistance Overview

FNU Reduced Tuition Rates

Active Duty and Reserve Service members are eligible to receive a rate of $250 per semester hour, applicable for Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs. Tuition rate is inclusive of tuition only. **A list of required books and other supplies for each course is available at http://www.fnubookstore.com/

To request TA, visit this site: https://sas.ncdc.navy.mil/login/sasdeersvalidation.aspx?RedirectUrl=https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/webta/

**My Education is the central portal for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard TA processing.

Credit for Previous Education or Training

IAW DoDI 1322.25 and Title 38, CFR’s 21.4253(d)(3) and 21.4254(C)(4): in attempt to shorten training periods proportionately students must report all previous education and training. The University must evaluate and then grant credit, if appropriate. The Military Joint Services Transcripts (JST) may be requested by current and former members of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

To order your official JST’s and have it sent to the University, visit this site:  https://jst.doded.mil/jst/

Additional Funding Options

Select Active and Reserve members may be eligible to utilize optional funding such as these GI Bill® versions (Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch33), Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Ch30), Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606), the Yellow Ribbon enhancement, the Tuition Assistance Top Up, or the $600.00 Buy-up.

Note: TA and VA benefits cannot be used conjunctionally on the same course.

For more information and eligibility visit this site: https://www.va.gov/education/ or call 1-888-442-4551.

For financial aid information please call Phone: (305) 821-3333 or email Alaina Baro at amachado@fnu.edu       

For Military and Veteran Liaison Admissions Advisor contact: Yolanda Navarro, phone 786-364-9567, email ynavarro@fnu.edu, or call General Admission Distance Learning Division, phone 786-364-9555.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.